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Ch 4: The Beginning of the Civil War: Homework Help

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The Beginning of the Civil War chapter of this Civil War History Homework Help course helps students complete their early Civil War homework and earn better grades. This homework help resource uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long.

How it works:

  • Identify which concepts are covered on your early Civil War homework.
  • Find videos on those topics within this chapter.
  • Watch fun videos, pausing and reviewing as needed.
  • Complete sample problems and get instant feedback.
  • Finish your early Civil War homework with ease!

Topics from your homework you'll be able to complete:

  • Secession of the southern states
  • The creation of the Confederacy
  • The Battle of Fort Sumter and the start of the Civil War
  • Northern and southern advantages in the Civil War
  • The First Battle of Bull Run
  • The Battle of Ball's Bluff

7 Lessons in Chapter 4: The Beginning of the Civil War: Homework Help
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Secession of the Southern States: Causes & Timeline

1. Secession of the Southern States: Causes & Timeline

In this lesson, we will explore the secession of the 11 states that made up the Confederate States of America. We will discover their reasons for leaving the Union and take a look at the motives of the slave states that chose not to join the Confederacy.

The Creation of the Confederacy: Leadership & Goals

2. The Creation of the Confederacy: Leadership & Goals

In this lesson, we will take a look at the 1861 creation of the Confederate States of America. We will examine the new country's government, meet its leaders, and learn about its goals.

The Battle of Fort Sumter & the Start of the Civil War

3. The Battle of Fort Sumter & the Start of the Civil War

South Carolina's attack on a U.S. military outpost triggered the American Civil War. Learn more about the Battle of Fort Sumter and the consequences of the fort's surrender to the Confederacy.

Civil War Begins: Northern and Southern Advantages Compared

4. Civil War Begins: Northern and Southern Advantages Compared

At the outbreak of the American Civil War, both the North and South believed the conflict would be over quickly. But advantages for both the Confederacy and the Union meant a prolonged war between the states. In this lesson, discover some of the advantages that the North and South had.

The First Battle of Bull Run: Civil War Blood is Shed

5. The First Battle of Bull Run: Civil War Blood is Shed

Three months after the bombardment of Fort Sumter, Northern troops attacked Southern forces near the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia. The first Battle of Bull Run (or Manassas) was the first major engagement of the Civil War and a terrifying defeat for the Union spectators who came to watch.

The Battle of Ball's Bluff: Summary & Political Ramifications

6. The Battle of Ball's Bluff: Summary & Political Ramifications

In this lesson, we will study the Battle of Ball's Bluff, which took place on October 21, 1861. We will examine the actions leading up to the battle, the battle itself, and the political ramifications that occurred as a result of the battle.

Robert Anderson in the Civil War: History & Significance

7. Robert Anderson in the Civil War: History & Significance

Robert Anderson was the U.S. army officer in charge of Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor when the first shots of the American Civil War were fired against the fort on April 12, 1861.

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